A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas, review by Shelly Walston
Sarah J. Maas's A Court of Thorn and Roses series finds an intriguing entry with its third book in the series, A Court of Wings and Ruin. After infiltrating the Spring Court, Feyre must choose her confidantes carefully; she must tread the thin line between being a cowed mate to Tamlin and an informant to her true mate Rhysand.
Maas deftly creates a world of High Fae, and, in A Court of Wings and Ruin, she builds even more on the world that came before: the world from which Amren, the Bone Carver, and the Weaver descend. These brief glimpses drive the narrative and mix seamlessly into Feyre's tale - almost as seamlessly as these other-worldly characters have become a part of Prythian.
Now that Nesta and Elain have been Made - created as High Fae after their forced walk through the Cauldron - the members at Winter Court seek to discover their potential, both as a way for them to come to grips with their new selves, but also as a means to help battle Hybern, who still lurks and threatens war. Feyre's relationship with her sisters is strained, but she has Rhysand at her side, her equal. Alongside Rhys stand the memorable characters Cassian, Azriel, and Mor.
While the story at times leans to gore and sex, the plot remains wholly engrossing. Feyre must battle to remain true to herself, discover who she can trust, and must fight for who she loves. A Court of Wings and Ruin doesn't conclude the series, and I'm glad there will be another book to read in the coming years.